7100 Employment Development Department
5940 - WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT
The EDD administers the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) which replaced the Workforce Investment Act Program on July 1, 2015. The WIOA offers a comprehensive range of workforce development activities through statewide and local organizations. Available workforce development activities provided via America's Job Centers of California in local communities benefit job seekers and employers, laid-off workers, youth, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, and persons with disabilities. These activities range from self-assisted access to employment-related information to job skills training programs. The purpose of these activities is to promote an increase in the employment, job retention, earnings, and occupational skills of participants.